The 2-1 Cubs went to Milwaukee to face the Brewers Friday night after taking 2 of 3 from the Cardinals. Brett Anderson made his Cubs debut last night and posted some strong numbers with 5.2 IP, 5H, 1ER, 1BB, and 4 strikeouts. Other than Zobrist’s solo homer to lead off the 2nd, the Cubs offense was completely shut down from scoring. Kyle Schwarber went 0 for 5 with 3 Ks after hitting a bomb vs St. Louis the other day. Anthony Rizzo went 0 for 3 with 2 walks, and finally Kris Bryant picks up his first hit of the season. The rest of the 6 hits were divided between Russell, Heyward, Contreras, and Jay. Brett Anderson came out of the game after giving up the tying run in the 6th. Leading up to the 11th, the Cubs had their opportunity as Ben Zobrist hit into a double play with the bases loaded in the 10th. Montgomery comes into the 9th and pitches two scoreless innings until the 11th. The Brewers load up the bases and Montgomery’s pitch gets by Contreras as Braun comes in to win the game. The Cubs fall 2-1 in game 1 against the Brewers.
Baez and Heyward’s collision
April 7th of last year you may remember when Kyle Schwarber and Dexter Fowler collided in Arizona which resulted in a season ending injury for Schwarber. If you watched yesterday’s game, you most likely had a flashback to last year. After the Brewers tied the game at 1 in the 6th, Justin Grimm came in to relieve. Hernan Perez of the Brewers lofted a fly ball to shallow center. Heyward and Baez both went after it and ended up colliding. Ben Zobrist was able to get to the ball to hault the runner at 3rd. Heyward was off the ground quickly but Baez was a little slow to get up. Maddon and the Cubs medical staff went out to check on Baez. Baez left the game and was diagnosed with a left eye contusion. He will be ready to go Saturday night.